What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Performance & Analytics Cookies:
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.
Some cookies which are present with our site are no longer in use, but may be present for returning visitors. These cookies can be deleted in your browser preferences.
|Type||Cookie||Name/Cookie ID||Where are they used?||Purpose||When do they expire?|
|Performance Cookies||Google Analytics||_utmb||All Pages||Used to determine new sessions/visits.||30mn from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_utmc||All Pages||Used by Google to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit||When user leaves the site|
|Google Analytics||_utmz||All Pages||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site.||6 months from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_utmt||All Pages||Used to throttle request rate||10mn|
|Functional Cookies||Wordfence_verifiedHuman||Wordfence||All Pages||Wordfence Cookie used to verify if the visitor is a bot or human||When user leaves the site|
|wfvt_||Wordfence||All Pages||Wordfence Tracks a user duration so that so that the page views can be grouped together||When user leaves the site|